5 innovative face wipes to try
They do so much more than just remove makeup
By Iantha Yu
Beauty Crew Beauty Editor / March 26 2019
When it comes to innovation in beauty, our mind instantly thinks of high-tech devices that can transform our face and body with the flick of a switch. Very rarely do we associate innovation with makeup wipes… until now. The newest types of wipes that have just hit the market go beyond just being cleansing facial wipes for makeup removal; they’re designed to exfoliate, refresh, make life a whole lot easier, and are just downright clever. Here are the latest and greatest new beauty wipes that deserve a place in your skin care routine.
If you want smoother skin on your body
These Alpha-H Liquid Gold Resurfacing Body Cloths can exfoliate your body in two ways: one side is textured to physically exfoliate your skin, whilst the entire wipe is enriched with glycolic acid, which is a chemical exfoliant that can help remove dead skin cells and reduce uneven texture. Use these anywhere on your body to target rough skin, such as your arms and legs, or even your heels.
If you want to be eco-conscious
You can’t go past Face Halo Face Halo Pro to effectively remove makeup, even the waterproof kind and eye makeup, sans makeup remover. The innovation behind these cleansing wipes lies within the soft synthetic fibres that can take off hard-to-budge makeup simply by soaking the pad in water (yes, they’re dry wipes to begin with!), and are great to use on all skin types, especially dry skin and sensitive skin as the facial cleansing wipes are gentle to use and won't strip skin of moisture. The best part is that these don’t go in the bin - you can wash them up to 200 times.
If you want a multitasker
The BLAQ Cleanse & Exfoliate Charcoal Wipes may look like ordinary facial cleansing towelettes, but their purpose is to exfoliate, rather than to remove makeup. Along with glycolic acid, these cleansing cloths are made from charcoal to seriously detoxify acne-prone skin, and also feature vitamins A, B and C to replenish and brighten, and aloe vera to soothe.
If you want something super convenient
The Clinic by Scott + Sullivan The Cleansing Pad is one of the best face wipes we've tried, simply because it’s so travel-friendly. It eliminates the need to carry both cotton pads and micellar water, as each pad is already soaked in a micellar water that's specially derived from coconut oil. Plus, the airtight container means that the makeup remover wipes won't dry out.
If you want to reduce the appearance of fine lines
Don’t underestimate the smaller size of L'Oreal Paris Revitalift Laser Renew Anti-Ageing Glycolic Peel Pads. They’re thin enough to wrap around your finger to help you get to hard-to-reach areas of your face (such as around your nose), and are boosted with a 9.6 per cent glycolic-based formula to resurface your skin. Clinical research also suggests that with daily use for 30 days, the appearance fine lines and wrinkles can be diminished.
If you want whiter teeth
Who knew that oral hygiene could be this much fun? Slip a Sparkling White Smile On The Go Textured Teeth Wipes onto your index finger and run the textured side over your teeth to remove surface imperfections (these are especially handy after eating lunch!). They’re also mint flavoured so they can refresh your breath without the need to chew on some gum.
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Which wipe are you most looking forward to trying, and why? Let us know in the comments below.
Main image credit: @realbarbarapalvin
Iantha is BEAUTYcrew's Beauty Editor, and has been part of the team since the site launched in 2016. Besides pinky-nude nail polish and wispy false lashes, she has a healthy obsession with face masks and skin care ingredients. Her previous work can be found in Virgin Australia Voyeur, Women's Health, and SHOP Til You Drop.